CAIRO (AP) – Egypt has declared renegade British politician George Galloway persona non grata, accusing him of incitement after his harsh criticism of Cairo over delays in an aid convoy’s entry into Gaza.
A Foreign Ministry statement on Friday said Galloway will not be allowed to enter Egypt again. The activist left Egypt that morning from Cairo airport.
Galloway led more than 500 activists as part of an international aid convoy to Gaza. They entered late Wednesday from Egypt after a month on the road.
On Tuesday clashes erupted between members of the convoy and Egyptian riot police in the Mediterranean port city of El-Arish, and dozens of protesters and police were injured.
The convoy was organized by the Britain-based group Viva Palestina, which planned to deliver hundreds of tons of aid.